You may be surprised to learn that here is a relationship between the four main body shapes and hormones. In a major discovery it was found that alterations or weaknesses in the functions of our glands or organs can contribute to different body shapes or distortions, which are largely designed by the accumulation of excess fluid and fat.
When the glands aren’t working properly, it is almost impossible to keep off excess body weight and inches. This means that body distortions can very well be an indication of underlying health problems, so improving the function of the appropriate glands or organs can help optimize the body’s performance and help you get a more normal body shape.
How Hormones Play a Role?
A hormone is a chemical messenger in the body that is produced by endocrine glands in small amounts, released into the bloodstream, then carried to other parts of the body, where they cause specific changes in body function. The endocrine system can get damaged by over consumption of excess sugar, low calorie diets and exposure to toxic chemicals, which can disrupt or block glandular function.
Various body shapes can develop from improperly functioning glands or organs, which I will talk about below, but keep in mind that many people may express a combination of these body types.
The Adrenal Shape
Adrenal exhaustion can contribute to the body shape shown here. There are two adrenal glands, one located on top of each kidney, and are critically important to the human body to protect itself from the destructive effects of chronic stresses.
Hormones produced by these glands help balance blood pressure and blood sugar and stimulate energy production at the cellular lever. When too much stress builds up, our fight-or-flight response kicks in, and triggers the hormone cortisol to stimulate excess fat storage around our vital organs in our midsection.
If the adrenal glands become exhausted, the body will no longer handle stress efficiently, and cause physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Constant stress leads to poor sleep patterns, causing worry, excessive thinking, brain fog, poor memory and weight gain. Most of our growth hormone is released at night, and regulates fat burning.
When this happens and we try to lose weight, it can actually cause weight gain because conventional diet programs call for drastically cutting calories and over-training with exhaustive workouts that only further stress the body. It’s for this reason that doing thousands of crunches every day will never give someone with an “adrenal shape” a flat stomach. Overtime, as adrenal fatigue continues, these types of people tend to be edgy and irritable, and oftentimes, others get on their nerves easily.